My wife and I are traveling across the country this summer and I've always wanted to hike part of the John Muir Trail. Because of our time constraints, we'll only have time to do a one-night backpack. Can anyone advise me of either a one-night loop that would incorporate the JMT or a good section for a one-night out and back?
Doesn't have to be in Yosemite, in fact, I've already checked and most of the trailheads in Yosemite that incorporate the JMT are already booked for our dates. Any ideas further south in the national forests or Kings Canyon/Sequoia?
This is another question entirely, but is there any point in calling the Yosemite wilderness office periodically to check on trailhead spots that might have come open? I don't want to continually pay to fax the request only to be denied.
Thanks for any help.